We are Donnell Cannon and Jenny O’Meara, two passionate educators. Welcome to Season 2 of The Hummingbird Stories. This year, we’ll host conversations with the most innovative, equity-minded leaders in education from all across the country.
Inspired by North Carolina’s Leandro case, we talked with stakeholders nationwide to answer the question: What does an extraordinary education look like for every young person?
In this first episode, we welcome EdNC’s Rupen Fofaria to learn a little about Leandro. We also share clips from Hummingbirds you’ll hear more from later in the season.
We want to hear from you, too. Every episode on this season of The Hummingbird Stories, we’ll pose a weekly question and ask you to weigh in through our Telbee. This week’s question is: Everyone in our state is talking about a sound, basic education. But what would an extraordinary education look like? Visit sayhi.chat/hummingbird to chime in.
We know a lot of “Hummingbirds” who are no longer waiting for change in a system on fire, but rather choosing to do something. We hope they’ll inspire you to take real action, no matter how small, toward redesigning schools.
An extraordinary education for all young people is possible. But it’s going to take all of us to make it happen.
Behind the Story
The Hummingbird Stories is the brainchild of educators Donnell Cannon and Jenny O’Meara. Robert Kinlaw produced Season 2 of the podcast, and Rupen Fofaria supported Season 2 as a creative planner.
The hummingbird artwork on the cover is by then-eighth grade student Joselyn Hernandez, now a high school junior.